By Staff Reporter
The Movement for Democratic Change Alliance (MDC- A) will not be joining the Political Actors Dialogue (POLAD) anytime soon as cries for dialogue continue to rise.
This was said by MDC-A spokesperson Fadzai Mahere on her Twitter as she responded to an article which was carried in the Daily News about her party being given some form of a last chance by the ruling Zanu PF party.
Mahere simply said, “The MDC Alliance is not joining POLAD under any circumstances”. In the Daily News story, ZANU PF said that the MDC is now operating from “the last chance saloon” to work with the former liberation movement and other political parties in the interests of the country and its long-suffering citizens.
Zanu PF secretary for administration, Obert Mpofu, is quoted to have said, “Those politicians in the opposition who think they are entitled to preferential treatment and are immune from the processes which are endorsed by many other political players in Zimbabwe run the risk of isolation. The POLAD framework simply enunciates a common national vision which is detached from partisan egos and inter-party smear campaigns. If they are sincere on dialogue, they must join others in Polad.
“Zanu PF is ready for the 2023 elections. We are counting on our electoral mandate renewal to continue our work towards Vision 2030. We are not swayed by opinions of certain churches and CSOs. They are entitled to their wishes. Otherwise, we will not compromise the constitution by foregoing the election to satisfy a few reactionary elements in our political space.”
Various CSOs, churches and the citizens have been calling out for dialogue to happen but it seems the situation on the ground is not encouraging or showing signs to this effect.